Avian influenza – situation in Indonesia - update 4
20 February 2006
The Ministry of Health in Indonesia has confirmed an additional case of human infection with the H5N1 avian influenza virus. The case, which was fatal, occurred in a 23-year-old man from East Jakarta who was employed as an egg seller at a wet market.
He developed symptoms on 5 February, was hospitalized on 7 February, and died on 10 February. None of the contacts traced showed influenza-like illness.
The newly confirmed case brings the total in Indonesia to 26. Of these, 19 were fatal.